As winter approaches, it’s time to break out those warm coats and scarves and explore the beauty of the UK coastline. Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway or a family-friendly adventure, plenty of stunning beaches make for perfect winter walks. Here is our list of the top four beaches in the UK for a wintery stroll on the beach.
Bamburgh Beach, Northumberland
Located on the northeast coast of England, Bamburgh Beach is one of the most picturesque beaches in all of Britain. The beach itself has soft sand and rolling waves that create an ideal backdrop for taking in some sea air. In addition to its natural beauty, Bamburgh Beach also features a stunning castle in the background that adds an extra layer of grandeur to any visit. It’s no wonder why this spot was named one of
Llandona Beach, Anglesey
This beach is located on Wales’ beautiful Anglesey Island and is surrounded by forested hills. The beach itself is wide and sandy, with plenty of room to stretch your legs and take in some fresh air. And if you look closely enough, you may even be able to spot a shipwreck buried in the sands. Llandona Beach is also right along the coastal footpath, so you can easily turn your short stroll into an extended exploration if desired.
Holkham Beach, Norfolk
One thing has going for it is its sheer size—stretching five miles long, it’s one of Britain’s largest stretches of sand dunes. As you walk down all five miles with your loved ones or pet pooch, you can take in breathtaking views across Holkham Bay towards Wells-Next-the-Sea Harbour, as well as views across Breydon Water towards Great Yarmouth in Norfolk. If you’re planning on visiting Holkham Beach during high tide or bad weather conditions, remember that access can be limited, so keep an eye out for signs warning visitors about potential dangers ahead before venturing further out onto the beach.
Charmouth Beach, Dorset
Charmouth Beach may not be as big as some other beaches around Britain, but this small fishing town packs quite a punch. Set against England’s famous Jurassic Coast (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), Charmouth offers visitors beautiful statuesque cliffs filled with fossils waiting to be discovered along its shoreline—making it perfect for kids who love hunting for fossils. Plus, Charmouth’s appearance on primetime ITV drama Broadchurch only adds to its appeal, making it a must-see destination this winter season.
From Northumberland to Wales and from Norfolk to Dorset—the British coastline offers something unique at every turn. Whether you want scenic castles or shipwrecks buried beneath dunes—there are plenty of options available depending on what type of experience you are looking for this winter season when exploring Britain’s beautiful coastlines by foot or . So grab your warm coat and camera and explore these four stunning beaches before spring rolls around again!